More information on BBC3's future will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, 6 March.
In 2010 BBC 6Music was saved following a vocal campaign from both high profile individuals in the music industry and fans of the show. Fast-forward 4 years and a similarly niche sub-section of the BBC – the television channel BBC3 – is facing extinction, unless a social media campaign and some celebrity backers can save it.
The news of BBC3’s impending downgrade from fully fledged digital channel to limited online-only content provider came as Tony Hall made a speech last week, in which he said "tough choices" would have to be made if the corporation was to meet its savings target.
Continue reading: Is BBC3 Facing Closure Despite High Profile Opposition?
Russell Howard with his mum and sister Kerry Howard - I Give It A Year Premiere London United Kingdom Thursday 24th January 2013
Date of birth
23rd March, 1980
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